Fillings & Root Canal Treatment

STARTING OFF WITH GOOD DENTAL CARE

Fillings & Root Canal Treatment

A Filling is material that fills the opening that’s left after a decayed portion of a tooth has been removed. Fillings fall into three categories: amalgam, composite and GIC.

  1.  Amalgam Fillings use an alloy (mixture) of mercury and other metals (such as silver, copper or tin) that is carved and contoured after placement in the tooth.
  2. Composite Fillings use a composite made of minute glass or ceramic particles that are mixed into a gel-like substance. The color of the substance is similar to that of a tooth. After
    it is applied to the tooth, the composite is hardened using a light that causes it to solidify almost instantly.
  3. GIC Fillings use a gel-like composite (mixture) made of minute glass particles. After it is applied to the tooth, it sets within five to 10 minutes. The composite bonds to the tooth and
    releases fluoride into the tooth for a period of time.

Root canal treatment (RCT) involves the removal of inflamed or diseased pulp from inside the tooth, in order to save the tooth. After the RCT, the patient must return for the placement of a crown. The crown strengthens the tooth and offers a seal that keeps contaminants out, thereby preventing the need for another RCT.

Tooth Pain

Tooth pain can be caused by various problems. Oral examination can help determine the cause.

Broken or Chipped Tooth

Chipped teeth can be treated either by cosmetic bonding or porcelain restoration.

Cavities & Decay

We use modern technology to detect decay in the earliest stages, saving and preserving your teeth.

Tooth Stains

We offer a couple of whitening procedures to brighten your teeth and return the smile yo tour face.

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